CLEAN IS FAST AND LASTS
Cleaning will extend your drivetrain’s lifespan while ensuring you get the best performance ride after ride. Your Apex AXS IPX7 waterproof rating means it is built to withstand creek crossings, rain, and routine cleaning.
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Keep your Apex drivetrain running smoothly with regular cleaning, measuring normal wear and tear, updating firmware, and bleeding brakes. Try it at home or visit your local bike shop with these maintenance tips.
Brake bleeds refresh the DOT brake fluid in your system. We recommend bleeding brakes once a year to purge any air or moisture in the system, keeping the boiling point at its maximum.
TECH TIP: Using a fresh bottle of DOT 5.1 brake fluid will provide the best results. DOT 5.1 is regulated and can be found at most car, motorcycle, or bike shops.
Controller batteries can last two years or more depending on how often you shift. Apex AXS shifters use a standard CR2032 battery secured by a battery cover located under the hydraulic brake hoods. Using quality brand name batteries without a child-safe bitter coating increases lifespan and improves battery status accuracy.
Updating firmware improves aspects of your AXS system, like extending battery life. Each AXS component has its own firmware, so use the AXS app to check the status of every part in your bike profile to get the most from your components.
Use the latest version of the app to access the most current features, like in-app MicroAdjust and Wireless Blip compatibility.
TECH TIP: Make sure your mobile device has Bluetooth enabled and has a strong cellular or Wi-Fi connection when performing firmware updates.